Drug dealer able to hold viewing
November 02, 2013 10:50 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge says a convicted Pittsburgh drug dealer can have a private funeral viewing of his daughter’s body — in the courthouse.

Ronnie Steave, 39, pleaded guilty to cocaine trafficking Wednesday and is in a federal detention center in Ohio awaiting sentencing. His daughter, Mysharri Millender, 17, died in a car crash Sunday, so Steave’s attorney asked that his client be allowed to go to her visitation at a city church.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that federal prosecutors objected, saying Steave is a risk to flee and a danger to the community.

That’s why U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab agreed with federal marshals to have the girl’s body brought to the courthouse for a private viewing. Steave’s family will pay the cost. Details were still being arranged Friday.

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